Canadian Rig Count

Definition - What does Canadian Rig Count mean?

The Canadian Rig Count is an official listing of all the oil and gas rigs that are operational at various locations in Canada.This count contains necessary details such as the location of each rig and its functional status. It is an important procedure as it helps to get an insight of the active number of drilling rigs that are installed on both offshore and onshore sites. A Rig Count can be done nationally or internationally in different phases such as weekly, monthly or annually.

Petropedia explains Canadian Rig Count

Canadian rig tally process contains a list of active or inactive rigs operating on Canadian soil. This tally process is conducted by petroleum manufacturing organizations as well as State legislators. Canadian rig count helps in collecting data that helps in analyzing several factors and indicating the status of drilling activities being conducted in Canada.

A rig is usually counted even if it is down and inactive or up and active. It is a definitive measure of understanding the drilling status of an oil well. This counting process of drilling rigs can also provide an insight to data such as the type and volume of oil or gas produced, well depth, production and drilling costs. The data is also used as a measurement of the production range. The rigs are counted from weekly to annual basis and can range from nationwide counting to global counting.

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